The 10th National Seniors Cricket Championship was held in Hobart from Sunday 15 November to Friday 20 November 2015.
We arrived in Hobart early Sunday afternoon and met up with a number of other players from Victorian teams at the airport. Robin was in the Victoria Metro team (1st division) and cars had been organised to use by the team while in Hobart so, after establishing who would travel in which car, our group set off for the Mid City Hotel. The hotel was conveniently situated in the centre of the city within easy walking distance of places I wanted to visit as well as some of the cricket grounds where games were played.
Fish Frenzy on Elizabeth Street Pier. We shared a delicious serve of fish and chips served in a paper cone.
Thirty-six teams took part in the 2015 championships divided into three divisions for the Over 60s plus a division for the Over 70s. States such as Victoria had more than one team entered in a division. It was therefore a fantastic operation undertaken by Seniors Cricket Tasmania to organise the event especially as players and partners attending the championships totalled almost 700 people. As well as being the 10th National Seniors Cricket Championship, Tasmania was celebrating 150 years of cricket in the state.
One of the features of attending the championships this year was the number of people who Robin and I knew. This was our third championships so we caught up with a number of players and their wives who we had met previously. Added to this we had been on three cricket tours this year so we now knew many other players from other states and other Victorian teams. Everywhere we went we met someone that we knew consequently there was much socialising and catching up on what had happened since we had last met. We felt that we were part of the Seniors Cricket community.